Guthrie High School student arrested, suspended after threats were made against school

Guthrie police increased police presence in all Guthrie schools after Guthrie Public Schools notified police of a threat made against the high school Friday.
By LEIGHANNE MANWARREN lmanwarren@opubco.com Modified: December 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm •  Published: December 17, 2012
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A Guthrie High School student was arrested and suspended after classmates reported he made threats against the high school.

The student was arrested on a felony complaint of terroristic hoax Monday afternoon. He was taken to Logan County jail, Guthrie Police Chief Damon Devereaux said.

Devereaux refused to release the student's name even though the names of juveniles arrested on felony complaints are open record under state law.

He was suspended Monday morning after other students told school administrators they heard him make threats Friday, Guthrie Public Schools Superintendent Mike Simpson said.

Both Devereaux and Simpson said the police and school administration have been investigating other reported threats throughout the day Monday.

“I'm sure for the rest of this week we are going to be talking to many of the students, trying to determine if there are other threats or if this is a single threat that got twisted in several ways when it went through the texting media at school. By no means is our investigation done; it's going to be ongoing for some time,” Devereaux said.

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